Brian Solberg (department head)
All graduates of the Luther College Athletic Training Program will possess entry-level knowledge, skills, and values necessary to:
Students participating in the observation component in the first year must complete the following procedures prior to reporting to the athletic training clinic:
A copy of the Student Health Evaluation form can be obtained from Health Service. The Technical Standards form and blood born pathogen training can be completed with the program director or clinical evaluation coordinator.
Once the above procedures have been completed and documented with the program director, the observation student will be scheduled for specific observation times. The observations will include a variety of times including opening, closing, and practice times. During the observation hours the students will demonstrate knowledge and competency of the pre-admitted matrix. All criteria in the pre-admitted matrix must be demonstrated to a member of the athletic training staff.
Near the end of the academic year (April 1), first-year students must submit their completed Application Packet and complete an interview with the Athletic Training Review Board to be considered for admission to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). Admission to the program is based on the information provided in the packet, interview and the professional judgment of the Athletic Training Review Board.
1. Submit a completed application packet to the program director prior to April 1 of the first year.
2. Schedule an interview with the Athletic Training Review Board prior to April 10.
Students who have not completed the application packet (Part 1–due April 1) and the interview (Part II–by April 10) will not be eligible for admission until the next academic year. The Athletic Training Review Board consists of the program director and athletic training staff. Student selection will be based primarily on academic progress (GPA), staff evaluations during observation hours, and the committee interview. Students will be ranked first to last based on the GPA criteria and board ranking following the interview. Each student will receive a numerical rank in the two categories that will combine into a final ranking. Once this is complete the top students will receive a letter extending them formal acceptance into the ATEP. If accepted the student will have three calendar days to accept or decline his/her position in the ATEP. A formal letter of acceptance should be submitted to the program director prior to the end of the third calendar day after notification of admission.
Student participation in the observation experience will be determined by space limitations of the facility and locations available for them to observe. The number of students receiving acceptance into the ATEP will be based on the number of vacancies. The maximum number of students that can be enrolled in the ATEP is 24. Students will be accepted based on 24 minus the number of returning students. Students wishing to declare formal application for admission, after the completion of the first semester, must complete 40 observation hours with Luther College approved staff and all components of Parts 1 and 2 above.
From a non-CAATE accredited institution:
Students who wish to transfer in from a nonaccredited institution must complete all criteria listed in the student observation experience, application packet, and interview by the specified dates.
From a CAATE-accredited institution:
Students who wish to transfer in from another accredited program must contact the program director prior to enrolling. These students must have been in good academic standing at their prior institution and fulfill the GPA criteria of the Luther College ATEP. If the student meets institutional criteria for admission, they must also achieve the GPA criteria for the ATEP prior to starting their clinical education. All transfer students must complete a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience. These students will complete the pre-admitted matrix for the athletic training staff. At this point it will be determined if any of the requirements of the first-year observation will be waived. Transfer students must complete an application packet prior to being considered for admission. Deadlines for completing the packet and scheduling the interview will be formalized with the program director. The transfer student must also receive a positive review by the Athletic Training Review Board. The registrar will review the transcript of the transfer student to determine the number of credits to be accepted by Luther College. He/she also determines whether a course will be accepted in lieu of particular courses required at Luther College.
Forms for application, annual health examination, and technical standards are available from the program director. More detailed information about the curriculum is provided in the Athletic Training Student Handbook.
Requirements for a major: ATHTR 265, 268, 365, 367, 368, 370, 372, 465, 468 and ATHTR 490. Writing requirement completed with ATHTR 367.
Correlative requirements: BIO 116 or BIO 255; HLTH 125; PE 251, 261, 323, 365, and PE 366; three years (minimum of 750 hours) of supervised field experience as an athletic training student.
This course will provide instruction, practice, and testing of selected athletic training clinical proficiencies. The primary focus will be on injury prevention and acute care skills. Students are required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Requires sophomore standing.
An in-depth study of the assessment of common injuries in athletics. Injuries to the head, cervical spine, thorax, and upper extremity will be covered. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Requires sophomore standing.
An in-depth study of the assessment of common injuries in athletics. Injuries to the abdomen, lumbar spine, and lower extremities will be covered. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Requires junior standing.
Designed to expose athletic training students to didactic and clinical education related to general medical conditions and pharmacology. Each student completes a series of observation experiences with local physicians, registered nurse practitioners, and physical therapists. There is one daily lecture in addition to the observation schedule. Requires junior standing.
This course will provide instruction, practice, and testing of selected athletic training clinical proficiencies. The primary focus will be on the use of modalities and therapeutic exercise for recovery from injuries. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Requires junior standing.
Designed to introduce students to the concepts and principles of therapeutic modalities and their applications in athletic training. Treatment effects, safety considerations, indications and contraindications for each modality will be presented. Class meets first seven weeks. Requires junior standing.
This course is designed to introduce students to rehabilitation techniques in athletic training and to basic principles of design, implementation, and supervision of rehabilitation protocols. The course is divided into two sections: the first focuses on design, goals, and techniques of therapeutic exercise; the second addresses rehabilitation protocols for specific regions of the body. Class meets second seven weeks. Requires junior standing.
This course will provide instruction, practice, and testing of selected athletic training clinical proficiencies. The primary focus will be in the area of health care administration. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Requires senior standing.
This course will provide instruction, practice, and testing of advanced assessment/acute care skills. The course is setup to prepare students to take the BOC exam. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by an Approved Clinical Instructor. Requires senior standing.